With the commencement of Ontario’s Phase Three of the Reopening Plan, the Guelph Grotto will be able to reopen. We are now open to members and the general public. No advance booking is required, instead, we are maintaining a maximum capacity of 50 patrons at any one time, as per Public Health guidelines. If you want to know exactly how many people are in the gym at any one time, you can download the RGPro Connect App, which is linked to our check-in system and has a live update of our capacity.

Our latest hours of operation can be found below:

MONDAY 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

TUESDAY 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

THURSDAY 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

FRIDAY 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

SATURDAY 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

SUNDAY 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

MEMBER MORNING HOURS 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM Monday - Friday

We have updated our policies and procedures to increase hygiene within the Grotto, which include (and may not be limited to):

  • Shoes must be worn in the facilities at all times, and closed-toed shoes must be worn on the wall.

  • Masks are required while climbers are inactive in the gym, but climbers may remove the masks while going up the wall. This is per Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health regulations, which you can find here.

  • Wear your clothing before you come climbing as we are closing our changerooms, which will be restricted to toilets and sinks.

  • We are switching to liquid chalk only as per CWA’s recommendations, as it sanitizes hands throughout one’s climb.

  • Social distancing practices are in effect (6ft or 2m distance) unless you are in the same social bubble or household.

These policies were decided by management, based on Government and Public Health regulations, and no exceptions can be made by our front desk staff. If there are any questions or comments, please contact us directly at

Hope to see you soon!!

Guelph Grotto management

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